Changing the title tag of the home page or any CMS page (Magento 1)

Magento automatically adds the defined suffix to the title tag on every page. If you want to change that for lets say the home page, open the CMS page “home” and add the following XML to the layout section:

Adding a static block to the sidebar (Magento 1)

Using the folowing layout update, you can add a static block to the left sidebar:

Removing estimated shipping from cart (Magento 1)

To remove the estimated shipping block from the Magento cart, you have to add the below code, or, if the checkout_cart_index handle already exists, simply add the checkout.cart section to it.